Collingwood, C. A., Pohl, F., Güsten, R., Wranik, W., van Harten, A., 2004, The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago, Fauna of Arabia 20, pp. 473-495: 484

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Monomorium  baushare Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 Fig. 11

Monomorium  baushare Collingwood & Agosti, 1996. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 342. (Oman).

Specimens examined: Yemen, Socotra Island: 11 ☿☿, Adho Dimello, base camp , 12°34N 54°02E, 940 m, 03.II.1999, H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2084, NHCY, CCC  ; 8 ☿☿, Goeeh , 12°32'N 54°10'E, 240 m, 23.X.2000, H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2085, NHCY, CCCGoogleMaps  .

Remarks: This minute yellow species has been described from Yemen and Oman and is very similar to a group of Afrotropical Monomorium  species with 11-segmented antennae, including M. exiguum Forel  , 1894, which in itself is probably an amalgamate of sibling species (Bolton 1987). It differs from M. exiguum  by the flatter ventral head surface and longer scapes ( SI 85-91 compared to 74-84). Like other species of the M. monomorium-group sensu Bolton (1987), particularly those with reduced eyes, M. baushare  apparently inhabits leaf litter or topsoil.




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